= The Baltic Sea Labour Network has been concluded. =
The final conference of the Baltic Sea Labour Network was opened by Dr. Werner Hoyer, State Minister, Federal Foreign Office, Germany in a video message. It was organised on 15-16 November 2011 in Hamburg where 240 participants agreed on a conference resolution and 13 central recommendations for developing strong labour markets in the Baltic Sea Region. The base for the successful development of the project is the common understanding that social dialogue and tripartite structures are crucial elements of sustainable economic growthand social development. The social partners have a shared interest in well-functioning and fair labour markets as a backbone of a strong and competitive region.
The most important achievement of the conference was the creation of the permanent tripartite Forum of Social Dialogue in the Baltic Sea Region, the Baltic Sea Labour Forum (BSLF), thus ensuring the sustainability of project by widening its participation. The forum commenced its work in January 2012 during the German Presidency ofthe Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS).